The H175M is the newest member of Airbus Helicopters’ military rotorcraft family, offering a highly capable replacement for fleets in the medium-weight and super-medium-weight categories.
With 12 cubic metres of space, the H175M’s cabin is the largest for a helicopter of its size and is perfectly adapted to carrying troops. The interior has been ergonomically designed to seat up to 16, with back-to-back foldable seats and large doors facilitating quicker and easier entry and exit.
It also features an internal cargo space of 2.3 cubic meters, easily accessible from the cabin, allowing soldiers to have vital access to additional equipment without leaving the helicopter.
Benefitting from the civil H175 version’s utilisation for search and rescue, law enforcement and public service, the H175M integrates proven equipment for fast roping and external sling loads.
The H175M also can be equipped with an electronic warfare system, electro-optical system and machine guns that are fired either from the forward windows or lateral doors.
CSAR and maritime security
The H175 civil version has logged more than 16,000 flight hours with the Hong Kong Government Flying Service, performing thousands of life-saving missions and patrolling off-shore regions.
This experience confirms the H175M’s capabilities in search and rescue as well as maritime security, benefitting from the helicopter’s radius-of-action of nearly 300 nautical miles and an endurance close to six hours. Additionally, it can be fitted with a hoist and 12.7mm machine gun through lateral doors.
H175M in focus